Gina is Secretary Brown’s liaison to the Legislature. She joined the executive staff after having served as Oregon Deputy Legislative Counsel since 2006. As counsel, she advised members of the Legislative Assembly on legal issues and drafted bills. Her focus: Government ethics, higher education and elections law. Gina earned her law degree from the University of Notre Dame after graduating from the University of Washington with a Bachelors of Arts. Gina not only runs the Secretary's policymaking operation, she's an avid fitness runner who's completed the Hood to Coast Relay and many other road races.
Tony is the media contact for the Secretary of State. He joined the agency in January 2013 after working in the Chief Operating Officer's office and the Oregon Department of Justice. For nearly 22 years he reported for The Oregonian newspaper, covering legal issues, politics and crime. In his free time, Tony writes true crime songs and is an unapologetic bicyclist. He earned a Master of Studies in Law from Yale Law School, with a Bachelors of Arts in English and American Studies from Wesleyan University.
Fondly referred to around the office as "the Josh of all trades," Josh coordinates legislative efforts and assists with agency operations. Before joining the Secretary of State's office in 2010, he worked for Winning Mark, a premiere communications firm in Portland, and participated in the Bus Project's PolitiCorps Fellowship. He earned his Bachelors of Arts from Williams College in Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies.
With a steady hand for strategy, Jacqueline guides the agency’s Web presence, while keeping one eye on the rapidly changing digital horizon. A number of Secretary of State online applications help citizens and businesses get things done; in her role, Jacqueline helps ensure the best user experience. A member of the staff since 2011, she’s served in both the public and private sectors, teaching at universities in executiveCalifornia and Washington and working in high tech. Jacqueline holds a Masters of Arts from the University of California at Irvine and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of California at Santa Cruz, with certifications in human-computer interaction, user experience design and product marketing. She gets out at every opportunity to kayak Oregon's gorgeous rivers and ski its backcountry trails.
Gary is responsible for all state audits and auditors. He began working for the Office of the Secretary of State in 2009, coming from a 10-year career as city auditor for Portland, and, before that, as an auditor for Multnomah County. Gary attended Portland State University and Northern Illinois University. A dedicated angler, you might spot him on the weekend casting a fly on the Deschutes.
Director, Business Services Division
Jeff manages the business and administrative support center for the agency. This includes budgeting, purchasing, safety and risk management, and sales of Secretary of State publications. With over 33 years in public service, most with the State of Oregon, Jeff has filled roles in five state agencies. In addition to a degree from Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Jeff is a Certified Public Purchasing Officer and Certified Professional Public Buyer. He's a guitarist and rocks a mean Les Paul.
As director, Peter leads the formation of business in our state. He manages the registration of businesses for the Secretary of State. A strategic thinker and tireless doer, Peter was an important force behind Business Xpress, Oregon’s all-in-one business portal. Prior to entering Oregon public service, he held leadership positions with U.S. Bank. While Peter has a well-earned reputation as a deep thinker, he’s also a deep diver: He enjoys scuba diving and has explored reefs in Hawaii, Mexico and the Northwest. He earned a Certificate of Public Management/Public Administration from the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University. Peter has a Bachelors of Science in Economics from Western Oregon University.
ensures that uniform election standards are carried out across Oregon. He’s in
charge of the state initiative and referendum process and oversees campaign
finance reporting. Jim came to the Secretary of State in late 2013 from Norman,
Okla., where he served as executive secretary of the Cleveland County Election
Board. With 21 years of experience, he understands the administration of voting
from both the public and private sector perspectives, having worked for the Denver
Elections Division as well as Automated Elections Services, a New Mexico
company that provides elections system support. A nationally Certified
Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA), Jim earned his bachelor’s in mass
communications and journalism from Southern Nazarene University. Crimson and
cream are Jim’s favorite colors – just like you’d expect of a huge fan of
Oklahoma college ball.
Director, Human Resources Division
Jackie provides leadership in developing and executing human resources strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the agency, specifically in the areas of talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development. During her 25 years in the human resources field, she’s worked for the Oregon Department of Justice, Pitney Bowes and General Electric. Jackie has earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources certification. Her dog, Myles, a Hungarian Vizsla, is the toast of her neighborhood.
The agency’s Chief Information Officer, Julie is responsible for the considerable technical infrastructure and software development at the Office of the Secretary of State. A 20-plus-year veteran of Oregon government, Julie joined the Secretary in 2002 after serving as Director of Statewide Technical Education. From there she became a project executive for Oregon online voter registration in the Information Services Division and worked her way up to CIO. Julie also served as interim Oregon Chief Information Officer with the Department of Administrative Affairs. Most recently she earned a certificate in Executive Education Program at the Harvard School of Government. An avid motorcyclist, Julie enjoys exploring Oregon’s back roads with her husband, Daryl.
As State Archivist, Mary Beth is in charge of records management and reference services for the state. The Oregon Administrative Rules – the rules all agencies must abide by – are part of her division’s portfolio, and she oversees publication of the Blue Book, the state directory and almanac. Mary Beth was appointed State Archivist in 2006 after serving in the Archives Division for many years. She holds a master’s in history from the State University of New York at Albany and is a Certified Records Manager. Born and raised in Buffalo, Mary Beth is a die-hard Bills fan who hopes to see the team win the Super Bowl in her lifetime.